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Crawford: You’ve got a lone friend at the PSC

Starting now and for years to come, many Georgians are going to see increases every month in their electricity and natural gas bills.

October 14, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Oglesby: Huckabee has a strong base in GOP

Key aspirants to the GOP presidential nomination must put aside differences and work together as a cohesive team following the lead of an agreed principal spokesperson and message coordinator if the party hopes to take over at least the House with a long shot at the Senate next year. After 2010, they can square off in the battle for the nomination.

October 13, 2009 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Yarbrough: My right-left identity crisis is making me nuts

I am having an identity crisis.

October 10, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Corn: Quest for progress starts with bringing soldiers home

As President Barack Obama wrestles with the request of more troops by his chief commander in Afghanistan, it presents an opportune moment to consider our continued presence there. A presence, which I believe takes away far too many of our young people.

October 09, 2009 | By Jesse Corn Guest columnist | Community columnists


Crawford: Phone books go way of buggy whips

The telephone book was once a familiar part of everyone's household. Some of the directories were big enough and heavy enough to be used as doorstoppers, but everybody would use them at some point to look up a neighbor's number or just check to make sure the phone company had listed their own name and address correctly.

October 07, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: Communicating today is easier, yet also harder

When I couldn't reach my brother's home in New Jersey, (I had the wrong area code) I dialed his cell phone. He picked up on the first ring with, "Hey, Joan. Is everything OK?"

October 06, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


Nichols: Lying, shoes and politics historically go together

Although I deeply cherish the American freedom of speech as found in our unique Constitution, I worry about the lack of civility that has become widespread recently throughout the country.

October 05, 2009 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Tooting my horn for marching bands

A young man asked recently if I would write a letter on his behalf, recommending him to the University of Georgia. That was an easy request. The lad is as bright as a newly-minted penny and I have no doubts that if UGA remains his first choice, he will excel there as he has done in one of the more academically-demanding private schools in our state.

October 03, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Glazer: An average day, in my average life, on the Web

If you own a computer and have access to the Internet, odds are you have a guilty pleasure or two. No, I'm not talking about online porn or gambling sites. I'm talking about Web sites that have nothing to do with work or school, sites that you bookmark and visit often, maybe too often.

October 02, 2009 | Teressa Glazer | Community columnists


Casper: Mama was an old-fashioned conservative

My mother was a conservative, the kind that would make John McCain look like a raging left-wing liberal.

October 01, 2009 | By Dave Casper dcasper@nortonnorthga.com | Community columnists


Crawford: At times, we need government’s aid

One of the themes underlying this year's waves of political protests - whether anti-tax, anti-Obama, anti-health care reform, whatever - is that government in all its forms should be abolished.

September 30, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Oglesby: One GOP leader shows he can deliver

Far too much on both sides of the aisle has been made of S.C. Rep. Joe Wilson's intemperate outburst at the joint session of Congress. As he should have, he apologized to the president. As he shouldn't have, he refused to apologize to Congress for violating its rules. He could have prevented the furor by telling the House he overreacted and was sorry for that.

September 29, 2009 | Ted Oglesby | Community columnists


Yarbrough: Carter is poster boy for hypocrisy

I don't know how Jimmy Carter can look himself in the mirror. He has made hypocrisy an art form.

September 26, 2009 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Crawford: Lawmakers should mind how they vote

When Republicans gained control of the Georgia House after the 2004 elections, the party leadership saw a political issue they were sure would be a winner: sex offenders.

September 23, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


King: How we use our brain sets us apart

Use your brain!

September 22, 2009 | Joan King | Community columnists


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Dick Yarbrough: Adams’ return to Malibu was best for all

Dr. Michael Adams, former president of the University of Georgia, has announced he is returning to Pepperdine University, in the wilds of Malibu, Calif., to become chancellor Aug. 1. He had once been that institution's vice president of university affairs.

July 04, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Writing new chapters in America's tale

You won't often see so many history-making events crammed into such a small period of time, but that was the case last week with three huge stories breaking in a little less than 30 hours - a bonanza for those of us who work in the news industry.

July 01, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Dick Yarbrough: One man who defined a successful life

Five young men, ages 18 to 23. Two college graduates. Two currently attending college. The youngest headed that way this fall. All good students. All excellent athletes. All standing resolutely before a large assemblage to pay tribute to their grandfather, Rob Neely, who passed away recently after a courageous battle with cancer. And what a tribute it was.

June 27, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: SC flag debate has familiar ring to Georgians

It's as if we stepped into a time machine and went 15 years back into the past.

June 24, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


‘Of the dead, nothing unless good’

Speaking ill of the dead and their grieving relatives is something that those of us with any social graces tend to avoid. We take the higher road out of respect for those who have passed, no matter how much we may have disliked them or how vile they may have been, primarily because they no longer are able to defend themselves, at least in public.

June 14, 2015 | By Ron Martz rlmartz@hotmail.com | Community columnists


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